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News, Classes, and Conventions


Shield-Shop was just featured in two segments on KGW8 news. 🙂

Portland Today and KGW8 News “Movers and Makers” and even a Bonus Promo!:


Below are some articles about Shannon and the shield-shop-shannonShield-Shop:


Shannon works as an art educator in Portland, Or, and has formal training in art and education, as well as 15+ years teaching and fighting in the full-contact battle game Belegarth. Known mainly by her fighting name “Acorn,” she is available to teach at Bel, Dag, and Amt events on both art for plasti dip, and various fighting subjects, from the spring through fall. Past classes have been:art-teacher-plastidip-shannon-cramer

  • UPCOMING: Arts and Sciences Symposium, 2017 (Georgia):
    • Art of Plastidip Shield Building 3 day Workshop
  • Norcalia Moot 2016 (Bay Area, CA), co-taught with Rocca, an all-day fighting workshop covering:
    • Basic Body Mechanics
    • Team Work
    • the Mentality of Aggression
    • and the Roles of Weapons Types
  • Ragnorok Class Series, 2015 (Pennsylvania):
    • the Art of Plastidip, 2 hour lecture, demonstration, and Q&A
  • Chaos Wars 2014 (Idaho), part of the Valkyrie Class series:
    • Aggressive Shield Work
    • Pole Technique
  • Chaos Wars 2012 (Idaho), part of the Valkyrie Class series:
    • Overview of Female Fighting Mechanics
    • Beginners Basics

Please email for booking and pricing

In addition to game specific classes at traditional events, the Shield-Shop also offers Team Foam Fighting parties for youths ages 8-18, as well and Corporate Team Building events. Visit for details.


In addition to travelling to teach both art and fighting, Shannon has been a convention contributor for Geek Girl Con 2014 and 2016, Fantasy Con 2014, and local conventions. She is available to speak on:

  • Full-Contact Battle Games and combat sports
  • Gender politics in sports and geek culture
  • Functional art techniques and construction
  • and Art and online entrepreneurship

Please email for booking and pricing info.

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